Steinhuder Meer

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Steinhuder Meer

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    5,730 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°28'N 09°20'E
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Steinhuder Meer. 26/02/76; Niedersachsen; 5,730 ha; 52°28'N 009°20'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive, Nature Reserves. The largest inland lake in northern Germany, including remnants of raised bog and moorland. Situated in a glacial meltwater channel, the lake is thought to be fed by springs in its bed. Fringing vegetation consists of a broad reed belt. The site is internationally important for staging and wintering waterbirds, and is used by small numbers of various species of breeding birds. Human activities include peat extraction, water sports, and holiday home construction. Ramsar site no. 87.

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    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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